Honouring Michael Mosley: A Legacy of Nutritional Wisdom for Eye Health.

Honouring Michael Mosley: A Legacy of Nutritional Wisdom for Eye Health.

Why has the recent passing of Michael Mosely recently received so much publicity around the world? Michael Mosley has made a substantial impact on how people approach diet and nutrition by promoting intermittent fasting, gut health, and diets backed by scientific evidence. His work has been praised for its simplicity and his relatable touch to his findings which encouraged millions to rethink their eating habits and make healthier choices. 

What can we learn from Michael’s legacy in relation to eye health? Michael questioned the effectiveness of calorie counting and low-fat diets. He promoted reducing processed foods in the diet and increased use of vegetables, fermented foods and Probiotics. 

These recommendations are particularly important in eating for healthier eyes. 

  1. Eat a Rainbow: Consuming a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables ensures a wide range of nutrients essential for eye health. 

  1. Include Healthy Fats: Incorporate sources of healthy fats, such as nuts, seeds, and oily fish, to enhance the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like A and E. 

  1. Limit Processed Foods: Reduce the intake of processed foods high in sugars and unhealthy fats, which can contribute to systemic inflammation and negatively affect eye health. 

  1. Moderate Alcohol Consumption: Excessive alcohol can deplete the body of essential nutrients and lead to eye problems. 

As we head towards diabetes week in July, we can celebrate Michael Mosely’s life for the education he provided to help us all eat for healthier eyes.